Firewise USA Recognition Program

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FIRESafe MARIN can help your community achieve FIREWISE recognition!  Some insurance companies now offer substantial discounts to homeowners located in recognized FIREWISE Communities.  Contact FIRESafe MARIN for details.

The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program is a process that empowers neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Join the growing network of more than 1,028 recognized Firewise communities taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.   

Scientific research has shown the effectiveness and benefits of implementing wildfire mitigation concepts across individual property boundaries and throughout communities.

Using a five-step process, communities develop an action plan that guides their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise Community – and you can too!

Firewise Communities

The following steps will get your community started and on their way to receiving their official Firewise Communities USA recognition status, and the honor of proudly displaying their own high-profile signage along with many other benefits. 

The five steps of Firewise recognition

  • Obtain a wildfire risk assessment as a written document from your state forestry agency or fire department.
  • Form a board or committee, and create an action plan based on the assessment.
  • Conduct a “Firewise Day” event.
  • Invest a minimum of $2 per capita in local Firewise actions for the year.
  • Submit an application to your state Firewise liaison.

Mill Valley Meadows HOA

Mill Valley Meadows HOA is home to 130located in Mill Valley, California. Mill Valley Meadows HOA has been a recognized Firewise USA site since 2015. To date, they have invested over $29,000 towards reducing their wildfire risk!

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